We’re on our cycling travels again – but this time only for two weeks. Our first stage was from Bristol to Potters Bar, 111 miles in just under nine hours. We thought we were setting a good pace until we passed a couple of cyclist as we approached our destination (Mike’s sister’s house). We asked how far they’d come, the reply was that ‘they’d covered 220 miles that day – It somewhat took the wind out of our sails! Today is a rest day, we’re cycling to Harwich tomorrow (about 70 miles) to catch the ferry to Rotterdam before cycling to Floriade in Venlo (the once a decade Dutch horticultural expo) then onto Liege for the start of the Tour de France 2012.